Do you have students who struggle to complete paper/pencil tasks? Do you have kids who need hands on materials? Check out some of the tasks I have set up for our March math centers.
Color Matching Tasks
Here I use the same sorting bin but switch out the items to sort. This makes it somewhat of a routine task for my students but enough change to generalize the task.
These are super fun, especially for March! I love themes so this is a perfect way to carry our literacy theme of the week/month over into other subjects.
Incorporating Core Vocabulary in Math
These are parmesan cheese containers. You could make them way cuter but I change them regularly and haven’t eaten enough parmesan cheese to have an abundance of containers :). So I just wrapped them with computer paper and wrote what I wanted in each container.
You can differentiate these tasks by offering varying levels of fine motor.
Students can do direct number matching on the tens frame. They can also add monthly themed items like hearts, gold coins or mini apples.
I love using these puzzles. I store them in baggies by number sets to make it easy to grab. I have students who are working on numbers 1-2 while I have others who may be working on numbers 18-20. Organizing it like this allows for quick center changes and differentiation.
You can work on a variety of skills here. Students can sequence the numerals, count the objects and read the number words. You can have this be a completely independent task or provide support for certain parts.
These cards are great for introducing addition. My students love to match the dots and then use the calculator to check their work.